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Report: Only 23% of IT leaders are confident in ability to manage employee data


IT decision makers are generally less than confident that employee personal data is being properly managed at their organization, according to a new study from Osterman Research and ZL Technologies.

Most companies process different types of employee personal data, including emails and HR records, but the study found employee concerns and a lack of policies to secure and manage that data.

Out of 258 US business leaders at organizations of 2,000 employees or more, only 23% said they were very confident in the privacy of their personal data.

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Employees at 65% of the respondents' organizations had raised concerns about how the business may be able to access and use personal data created on employee devices. Around 60% of businesses had unmanaged personal data in semi-private spaces like file shares, the study found.

The study also found issues with organizations' abilities to comply with GDPR, which takes effect...(continued)

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